Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1053 AM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

A COLD FRONT SWEPT THROUGH IOWA OVERNIGHT BRINGING SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TO MUCH OF THE STATE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE THE
HIGHEST FROM WESTERN IOWA INTO EASTERN NEBRASKA WHERE AROUND 1.5
INCHES OF RAIN WAS REPORTED IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS. AT LEAST ONE OF
THE THUNDERSTORMS WITH THIS COLD FRONT REACHED SEVERE LEVELS...AS
RUTHVEN...LOCATED IN NORTHWESTERN IOWA...REPORTED SEVERAL POWER
LINES AND SEVERAL 24 INCH DIAMETER TREES DOWNED BY DAMAGING WINDS.
THE FRONT GRADUALLY WEAKENED AS IT MOVED SOUTHEAST. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS NEAR AMES WERE IN THE QUARTER OF AN INCH RANGE...AND
RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN AND AROUND DES MOINES WERE IN TENTH TO TWO
TENTHS OF AN INCH RANGE. TEMPERATURES REMAINED MILD ACROSS MUCH OF
THE REGION THIS MORNING...AS CLOUDS HELPED KEEP AIR FROM
RADIATING FREELY INTO OUTER SPACE. DES MOINES HAD A LOW OF 67
DEGREES...WATERLOO GAD A LOW OF 65...AND SIOUX CITY HAD A LOW OF
60 DEGREES. WINDS AHEAD OF THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT WERE ON
THE STRONGER SIDE OVERNIGHT...BLOWING FROM THE SOUTH AT AROUND 15
TO 25 MPH. WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WERE ALSO SLIGHTLY
BREEZY...BLOWING FROM THE WEST TO NORTHWEST AT AROUND 10 TO 20
MPH.

FOR THE REST OF TODAY...THE COLD FRONT WILL BE NEAR THE IOWA
MISSOURI BORDER. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS FROM SOUTHEAST IOWA...INTO WESTERN ILLINOIS AND
NORTHERN MISSOURI ALONG THIS FRONT. OTHERWISE...SKIES SHOULD BE
MOSTLY TO COMPLETELY CLOUDY.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE REGION SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR SOME VERY SUNNY SKIES AND SLIGHTLY
COOLER TEMPERATURES. HIGHS SUNDAY INTO TUESDAY SHOULD RANGE FROM
THE MID 60S TO THE LOW 70S AND LOWS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO
LOW 50S. THE NEXT BEST CHANCE OF RAIN WILL BE WEDNESDAY INTO
THURSDAY...WITH CENTRAL IOWA INTO EASTERN NEBRASKA FAVORED
LOCATIONS TO RECEIVE RAIN. TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK SHOULD BE NEAR
TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.

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